File:American Association of Museums - Stierch.jpg|thumb|Headquarters of AAM, Washington, DC
The '''American Alliance of Museums''' ('''AAM'''), formerly the '''American Association of Museums''', is a non-profit
association that has brought museum
s together since its founding in 1906, helping develop standards and best practices, gathering and sharing knowledge, and advocating on issues of concern to the museum community. AAM is dedicated to ensuring that museums remain a vital part of the American landscape, connecting people with the greatest achievements of the human experience, past, present and future.
AAM is the only organization representing the entire scope of museums and professionals and nonpaid staff who work for and with museums. AAM currently represents more than 25,000 individual museum professionals and volunteers, 4,000 institutions and 150 corporate members. Individual members span the range of occupations in museums, including directors,...